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72 hours away from the big election. president obama will be in prince william county, virginia later tonight for a star-studded rally. joining the president will be the former vice president or excuse me former president bill clinton and singer dave matthews at the jiffy lube live in bristow. president obama was supposed to visit prince william county on monday but rescheduled because of hurricane sandy. today is a busy one for the commander in chief. he'll also make stops in ohio, wisconsin, and iowa. meantime mitt romney is traveling all over the country to try and snag those last few undecided votes that may be out there. today he'll be in the battleground states of new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. he is also scheduled to travel to virginia. he is set to appear at george mason university for a rally on monday. his running mate paul ryan is racking up frequent flyer miles as well. he is scheduled to hit ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, and florida in the span of just eight hours today. >>> today is the last day for d.c. voters to cast their ballots before most people vote on tuesday
before tuesday's election. >> expect delays on metro this weekend. we'll show you which are closed for track work. good morning everyone. welcome to news 4 today. what a week it has been. >> we want to get started with this weekend's weather. it looks positive. >> here is storm 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> good morning. a good saturday morning everybody. yes indeed. a week we would just as soon put in the record books for a while. we're still dealing with the impacts of super cyclone sandy. that brisk northwesterly wind that is still in place over the region is still courtesy of the storm though it is long gone, the effects remain, and that northwesterly wind is going to get you chilly first thing this morning. temperatures are only in the low to mid 40s right now across the area. good news is no rain drops showing up anywhere on storm team 4 doppler. here is your saturday forecast. cloudy and breezy and chilly for much of your saturday. temperatures aren't really going to move a whole lot. we're in the low to mid 40s now and will climb into the upper 40s and low 50s for a time l
. >>> much anticipated october jobs report comes out. the final jobs report before tuesday's election. the bureau of labor statistics considered there aing the release. the economy added about 114,000 jobs. the unemployment rate fell from 8.1% to 7.8%. >>> ohio, once again the focus of both candidates today. president obama will begin the day in hilliard and also campaign in springfield and lima before returning to the white house. the president will visit northern virginia tomorrow and hold a rally at jiffy lube along with former president bill clinton and singer dave matthews. and mitt romney will deliver his closing arguments for why voters should elect him. he'll hold rallies in columbus and cincinnati. no republican has ever lost in ohio and gone on to win the election. >>> in madryland, polling centes open from 8:00 until morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end yesterday, but it was extended due to hurricane sandy. >>> traffic backed up for miles at bridges. how new yorkers are dealing with the gridlock to get around the city. >>> the contingency plans being
, october jobs report comes out. four days before the election, the bureau of labor statistics announced earlier this week it will release numbers as scheduled. it considering delaying release, and the economy added 114,000 jobs, and unemployment rate fell from . % to 7.8%. >>> president obama will be in ohio when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state prosecute returning to the white house tonight. the president returned to the campaign trail yesterday, visiting wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck. mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. >>> today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the d
's county. the reason, a postal coding order. maryland's board of elections resent those ballots. so even if you got two, you only siened in one. because only one will count. do you think a lot of maryland voters are likely to be confused this year? are you confused? >> well, they could be. we talk so much about voter suppression and voter shenanigans and both sides are arguing who should and shouldn't vote. this is a clear-cut bureaucratic mistake. they sent the wrong things out. you would hope with enough information and enough discussion people will know what to do. yeah, there will be some people who will be confused. >> i think confusion definitely. my point here, pat, is the fact that it's been a year, most likely these people started this whole process, knowing the type of election they were going to have in november 2012. knowing there's a high, intense presidential race along with all of the referendums you have in maryland. it seems to me the maryland board of elections should have had its act together a year ago so you wouldn't have this keepd of confusion. yes, there's going t
october jobs report comes out. final jobs report before tuesday's election, the bureau of labor statistics considered delaying the report because of hurricane sandy. the economy added 114,000 jobs, unemployment fell to 7.8%. >> president obama, in highway when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state. he'll speak to smaller crowds today and hold much larger ral es over the weekend. the president will hold a rally at jiffy lube alongside former president clinton and singer dave matthews. >>> the republican presidential nominee will start the day in wisconsin, and deliver hiss closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in suburbs of columbus and cincinnati. romney, campaigned across virginia yesterday. >>> nine more people diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroids injections, the center for disease control says almost 4 million cases reported in 19 states. the agency also dropped the death toll from the outbreak from 29 to 28, noting that virginia is reporting two deaths instead of three. one per
of snow dumped on that state. the republican was running for a seat in the house delegate. the election board says it is too late to remove his name from the ballot. if he receives most of the votes, governor earl tomlin will appoint a delegate if a pool of people offered by the state gop. >>> we just keep getting more and more amazing video that shows the dangerous conditions when hurricane sandy hit. you can see three homes here engulfed in flames. this is in greenwich, connecticut. firefighters say the strong winds and the threat of rising water prevented them from battling this blaze monday night. the first responders evacuated people inside their homes. no word if anyone was hurt. >>> and take a good look at this police sketch. investigators believe this man shot and killed a wife and mother as she and her husband walked their dog. the shooting happened late friday. the husband was also shot. he is expected to survive, though. police are now offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. >>> this morning, students at a local high school are grieving the loss of
that there could be some massive power outages. and the coming election isn't immune to mother nature. sandy already has both presidential campaigns rescheduling or rethinking some of their planned campaign stops. mitt romney is canceling his sunday night rally in virginia beach. he still plans to keep two other stops in the state earlier in the day one of which will be at battlefield high school in high market and a stop by president obama in prince william county on monday with former president bill clinton may also be in jeopardy because of the storm. the campaign says they will monitor the storm to decide whether or not to reschedule. meanwhile mitt romney's wife ann is already in the area holding a rally in mclean as we speak. she will be in south writing at noon. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in washington this morning after experiencing flight problems last night. the first lady's plane was delayed in las vegas where she was doing campaigning there yesterday. the aircraft was held up for about three hours because of mechanical problems. there is no word on what exactly those p
the election l sas well, which is j eight days away. president obama has cancelled campaign events in virginia and ohio to monitor the storm here from washington. he has also cancelled an appearance tomorrow here in colorado. mitt romney scrapped plans to spend yesterday in virginia. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. the republican presidential nominee campaigning again today in ohio. he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin after that. the storm has also put early voting in maryland on hold. those hoping to cast their ballots before next week's election will have to wait at least a day as governor o'malley cancelled all early voting. early voting started on saturday. a lot of people lined up to get it done before the storm. voting was supposed to end on thursday, but it may be extended. complete coverage of hurricane sandy on our website, nbcwashington. nbcwashington.com. while you are online, you can sign up with breaking news and weather alerts. >>> new this morning, a woman faces charges accused of falsely reporting her car was stolen with her three young children inside, triggeri
storm. he said he's more concerned about sandy's impact right now than about next week's election. mitt romney is also'skrai scrap his campaign events. they'll hold storm relief events instead. their campaign is not saying what those events involve. yesterday romney asked supporters at his rallies to donate to the red cross. >>> and many area residents not able to vote because of what happened with sandy. governor martin o'malley ordered early voting in the state to close for a second day. the d.c. board of elections postponed voting in the dribllingt as well. >>> some new video this morning. want to take a look at this dramatic video of a power substation explosion. you see it right there in new york city. you can see what appears to be two blasts at the con edison substation in lower manhattan. that's the power company there in new york. this actually knocked out power for about 20 blocks around. even the con edison offices were running on generators as a result of this. in all, more than 230,000 people in manhattan have no electricity at this hour. con ed says this is one of the five
, the arrival of the storm is disrupting the electi election. >>> a live look at ocean city, maryland, where the wind and waves are picking up as sandy makes its left turn. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this monday, october 29th. that left turn is always a bad thing. >>> government, schools, and even transportation systems are all closed this morning as sandy bears down. that includes the federal government. all nonessential personnel are being told to stay home. most major local governments are also closed in maryland, virginia, and in the district. >> it may also be hard to get around. metro, train, and bus service shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed down today. and amtrak service in the northeast corridor, not happening today. >> and students can sleep in this morning as well. all major public school systems in the d.c. and virginia areas are closed along with most private schools. you can find a complete list of school and business closings running at the bottom of your screen and online. >>
election is not immune to mother nature. sandy has both campaigns rescheduling or rethinking some of their campaign stops. mitt romney is canceling his sunday night rally in virginia beach and still plans to keep two other stops in the state earlier in the day, one of which is at battlefield high school in haymarket. a stop by president obama in prince william county monday with former president bill clinton may also be in jeopardy. the campaign says they will monitor the storm to decide whether to reschedule. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in washington this morning after experiencing some flight problems last night. the first lady's plane was delayed in las vegas where she was doing some campaigning there yesterday. the aircraft was held up for about three hours because of mechanical problems. there is no word on what exactly those problems were but the flight eventually took off around midnight eastern time. >>> senate majority leader harry reid is out of a nevada hospital this morning. he suffered minor head and rib injuries after a chain reaction crash on a las vegas i
the city respond to sandy. >>> santdy is impacting the election l sas well, which is j eight days away. president obama has cancelled campaign events in virginia and ohio to monitor the situation. mitt romney scrapped plans as well. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. he made sure supporters knew sandy was still on his mind. >> and it's a time of celebration for us. it's a time of importance and significance. i know that right now some people in the country are concerned about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> romney is scheduled to many campaign again today in ohio. and he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin. >> it's forced governor o'malley to cancel early voting in maryland. voting was supposed to run through thursday. governor o'malley says he hopes he can extend that through friday to make up for today. >>> people in d.c. are gearing up for sandy's impact. >> that includes neighborhoods prone to power outages and flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath is live in the bloomingdale section of the
at polling places in the district. people waited in long lines to cast their vote in the election. eight early voting sites opened for the first time yesterday across the district. many voters say workers at these polling sites were not prepare for the large crowds. >> we've just been told that it's going to take us a little bit longer because there are only two voting machines that are working in ward 8. if you were in a different ward you could go vote over there in ward 8. >> the line is wrapped all the way around. they're like take attic et tick sit down. we'll call you when we're ready. >> they didn't have the races programmed in the machine. the polling places are closed today but will re-open tomorrow at 8:30. >>> the lines stretched around the block at several polling places in prince george's county. some people say they waited as long as four hours to cast their ballot on saturday. >> president obama and mitt romney are cancelling campaign events in states affected by sandy, including several in virginia. governor romney was scheduled to make three stops in virginia today. inst
, election officials ask electoral boards to extend absentee voting hours. >>> the governors of both maryland and virginia are headed to the eastern shore to tour storm damage. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will go to chincoteague island. while maryland governor martin o'malley will check out ocean city. about 100 feet of the iconic fishing pier was destroyed and they saw as much as three feet of water due to flooding. o'malley will also visit the bayside town of cristfield, which saw the most flooding since gloria in 1985. >>> people stuck at the airport will once again try to make their way home. reagan national airport, some flights are getting out, but travelers examine still expect big delays and cancellations. news 4's megan mcgrath live with more. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. we are not back to normal the areagan national airport. take a look out at the tarmac and some of the jet ways. you can see we have ground crews and don't have any planes. a lot of cancellations at reagan national this morning. about 40 up on the board. we have a lot of passengers who are just stuck. take a
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